Fairfield, Conn. - The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are pleased to welcome New York Times Bestselling Author Joyce Maynard as the guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of the general membership on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road, and light refreshments will be served. Members and prospective members are invited to attend.
A native of New Hampshire, Joyce Maynard began publishing her stories in magazines when she was thirteen years old. She first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story, “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life,” in 1972, when she was a freshman at Yale. Since then, she has been a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, a syndicated newspaper columnist whose “Domestic Affairs” column appeared in over fifty papers nationwide, a regular contributor to NPR and national magazines including Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, and many more. She is a longtime performer with The Moth. Ms. Maynard is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestselling novel, Labor Day and To Die For (both adapted for film), Under the Influence and the memoirs, At Home in the World and The Best of Us. Her latest novel, Count the Ways – the story of a marriage and a divorce, and the children who survived it – was released this summer. She is currently at work on a book about her return to Yale University two and a half years ago as an undergraduate, forty-eight years after dropping out at the age of 18. Maynard is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She is the founder of Write by the Lake, a week-long workshop on the art and craft of memoir, held every year since 2001 at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
The Friends will conduct a brief business meeting preceding the author event, including the election of the proposed slate of the 2021-2022 Board of Directors.
Please note, that in accordance with the Town of Fairfield Health Department and the recommendation of the CT Department of Public Health, all individuals ages 2 and up are required to wear a mask while in the Library .
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